I didn't get to watch the Vikes/Chargers game on Sunday, but I taped it and watched it last night. I have heard a lot of questions about the team and here is what I think about the team.
The Vikings have the most explosive WR in the game and we never throw long. He is one of the fastest guys and we never do a straight down the sidelines, Daunte throw as far as he can, hit Moss on the run play. I really think that we need to throw the long ball more. This may not single handedly win games, but if we would do that it would open the run game even more and Moss would be even better.
I know Daunte is a very good QB but I still think he could be better. Two years ago was one of his best years. he will probably have better stats this year, but here are my complaints:
He is a big (265 lbs) QB and he doesn't run over guys anymore. The coaches have talked to him too much and now instead of lowering his should he either ducks, runs out of bounds, or even slides. He also is afraid to throw picks. Last year he threw way too many and this year he has thrown almost none. But still, he could have more yards and TDs if he would throw the ball into coverage a little. If nobody is open on third down he will throw it away instead of risking a pick. We have one of the most athletic WRs who bulked up this off season to be able to fight for balls and now they never give him a chance to.
Not to knock Daunte, but again he is one of the problems. When he does attemt to run he just kind of stumbles along until he falls. He is 265 but almost all of it is him upper body so when he attempts to run he goes a little bit and if a defensive player gets a hand on him foot he trips and falls. He needs to take dance, or practice, or something to better his coordination. His feet are so un-coordinated it is almost funny watching him run, but when he could lose a game doing it it is not funny.
Moss again is one of the best players in the game but way too much is expected of him. He can play WR awesome, but when I watched the game and was listening to the comentators it was so stupid. I heard them saying, "The Defense has to hope Moss can do good, he is there last hope." No kidding, that is what they were saying. Moss is good, but he can't play Defense. Our D is one of the worst in the league. Who knows, maybe Moss should play D. We have nothing to lose. It is not any specific thing, I don't know where to start with our D. We are just down right pathetic on defense. We can't stop anybody. The Chargers scored their first 4 times with the ball. That is like a record. I am just happy we don't have to play the Rams or it would be one high scoring game and I think they would win because I think they could stop us more than we could stop them. Our rush D is especially bad. To the RBs that run it up the gut on draws our D looks stellar, to the guys like Portis, Green, and LT that run to the outside and are fast and have moves we can't stop. Our D can tackle, but get juked out of their jocks very easily. Flutie lost a couple guys on a couple runs, a QB deked out the defensive backs and linebackers. That is pathetic. I hate to say it, but I am almost worried about the game against the Raiders. They stink, we have been looking almost worse.
I have heard a couple people talking about Super Bowl hopes for us, yes everybody has a chance, but I am definitely not holding my breath. I really don't think we have the defense to compete with the better teams.
Please tell me of I am wrong.
(my hands hurt from typing now